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Talent & Workforce Development

A recent US Chamber publication stated,

"The workforce challenges are varied and complex, defying easy solutions."

"The key to hiring and retention is making sure you have the right people with the right skill set at the right time."

- Celeste Tiller, YCRC Vice President of Talent & Workforce Development

Challenges to Hiring and Retention

Regardless of their size or industry, employers are facing similar challenges to hiring and retention. The most common include small applicant pools, the "Silver Tsunami" of retiring Baby Boomers, the difficulty of finding candidates with the right skills for the job, and the prevalence of alternate career paths that compete for top talent. These challenges require employers to be creative and proactive in their recruitment and retention strategies. The Chamber can help with that!

Our Talent & Workforce Mission

To bring education, business, and workforce partners together to create high-quality, sustainable workforce solutions for York County.

Our Approach

  • Take immediate action to connect employers to talent
  • Lead county-wide talent pipeline development
  • Increase awareness of career opportunities
  • Support employers in retaining and attracting talent

Resources for Hiring from Colleges/Universities

Winthrop University

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Mr. Michael Szeman
Assoc Dir, Employer Engagement & Internships

York Technical College

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Academic & Career Advising Center
Anne Springs Close Learning Commons
Phone: (803) 327-8066


Clinton College

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Tammy B. Hayes
Assoc Dean of Work Program and Career Services

Our Strategies

  • Employer relationships with education/workforce organizations
  • Digital Career Board
  • Targeted Talent Pools
  • Employer Collaboratives using the U.S. Chamber's Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) system
  • Work-Based Learning Opportunities
  • Talent Recruitment & Retention Summit

Our Partners

WFD Partners

Our Programs

Business development begins with talent and, whether your company is well-established or just starting out, we offer resources and programs to address your needs. Roundtable discussions, action teams, an annual summit, and efforts to support training and internship programs are all a part of our plan to impact our current and future employers. This initiative provides employers with opportunities to literally become a part of the solution to area workforce challenges.


YCRC's annual Workforce Development Summit brings education leaders, business professionals, and workforce partners together for critical conversations about how to develop a high-quality, sustainable workforce for York County.



Using the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Talent Pipeline Management , an end-to-end talent management approach, our staff help employers source and develop talent for jobs critical to their competitiveness and growth.  Our highly trained staff is focused on collecting data, analyzing trends, and applying the latest talent solutions in order to address the workforce needs of individual employers and the region as a whole. We can even provide one-on-one consulting for businesses to uncover talent recruitment and retention pain points.



New in 2023, this online feature allows investors to post job openings through our website and social media channels, taking advantage of the chamber’s high SEO rankings and our online following.

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